An unidentified woman wears a 2-foot-tall hat with a plume of pheasant feathers that was designed by Dianne Isbell. It recently was selected as “Best Hat” out of 500 hats at a fundraiser at Naples Botanical Garden in Florida.
An unidentified woman wears a 2-foot-tall hat with a plume of pheasant feathers that was designed by Dianne Isbell. It recently was selected as “Best Hat” out of 500 hats at a fundraiser at Naples Botanical Garden in Florida.
An unidentified woman wears a 2-foot-tall hat with a plume of pheasant feathers that was designed by Dianne Isbell. It recently was selected as “Best Hat” out of 500 hats at a fundraiser at Naples Botanical Garden in Florida.

Teri Maddox has been a reporter for 34 years, joining the Belleville News-Democrat in 1990. She also teaches journalism at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. She holds degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of Wisconsin-Madison.